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Adding Borders to Your Quilt Top

Borders that do not lay flat may cause tucks, pleats or fullness when quilted. If your borders are too SMALL for the center of the quilt, the center of the top may be loose and have to be eased in. If your borders are too LONG for your quilt center, they will ripple. 1 - Make sure your corners are square prior to adding your borders. ​2 - Lay your quilt top on a flat surface and measure through the quilt CENTER ONLY. 3 - Cut two identical strips for your borders4 - Pin the middle of the border strip to the middle of the quilt top, pin the ends, then pin the remaining areas.5 - Always attach the quilt to the border, not the...

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Simple 3D Mask For Any Sewer!

Everyone is making masks these days and the question of "how do I make it" has been heard from family & friends.  After trying a few mask patterns, this is one that I found doesn't require a lot of fabric and is easy to make.  My sister has even gotten into sewing these masks for co-workers and friends - which is a lot to be said, since she didn't even sew before this!! For the mask instructions, click here for the PDF & here is a link to my YouTube video

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